Just before joining the Spanish national team, FC Barcelona player Pedro Rodríguez talked about Barça’s current situation during the presentation of his autobiography, ‘Voluntad de Campeón’ [The Will of a Champion].
Before packing his suitcase for the Euro tournament with Spain, Barcelona’s Pedro presented his autobiography ‘The Will of a Champion’. The event, led by Juan Cruz, was attended by numerous media and fans seeking an autograph on their own copy of the book.
The autobiography, which h been for sale since late April, contains 17 chapters in which Pedro analyzes his career so far, from the beginnings in Tenerife to Barcelona’s greatest games, going through the stages of growing up in La Masia and of course, the historic victory with the Spanish national team at the 2010 World Cup.
Pedro expressed his joy about the Club’s decision to give Tito Vilanova the head manager job, saying, “even though he was Guardiola’s assistant, he often times acted as the head manager. He will be a great coach because his way of understanding football is fantastic. He has ideas that the team and the fans will love. Only time will tell what he’ll bring to the team, but I feel great that Tito has the job.”
Asked about Pep Guardiola, Pedro underlined the importance of the coach: “he has been a key manager in my career. I’ve learned a lot from him. He taught me how to play and what to do as a wide attacker. I want to thank him for everything that he’s done for me, everything that he’s taught me and for the titles that we’ve won together. He has allowed me to realize my dream… to play for the first team and to play alongside great players. I want to wish him the best of luck in the world.”
Despite injuries throughout much of the year, Pedro enjoyed a good end of the season. “I finished well, with rhythm and confidence, now I’m going to the Euro. I’m very eager and excited to do a good job … Seeing how my season went, going to the Euros was complicated, but I always had faith and the confidence that I would make it.”
The Barcelona striker and the Spanish international was also asked about going to the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine with the number ’7 ‘, the injured David Villa’s usual number. “I talked to ‘el Guaje’ and he told me that he is excited that I could take his number, but I want to make it clear that the only ’7 ‘of Spain is ‘el Guaje’ Villa.”
Source: pedro17.com; Picture credit:REUTERS/Felix Ordonez